Blackpool Council Discretionary Support Scheme

The Blackpool discretionary support scheme can provide assistance to vulnerable people who need:

  • Short term emergency support
  • Help to become established or maintain independence in the community

Please click here for more information.


Food Bank Information

If anyone requires a food parcel, you can call Blackpool Food Bank on 07717 017 888. The food bank is located behind the B&Q on Whitehills Business Park (Unit 2 Holly Close FY4 5QP).

You can collect on the same day (usually within 20 mins) no paperwork required –  Just tell them how many in the household they will get the parcels ready for you. The last collection in 2:30pm daily.

If you are struggling at all, please know that School are here to help.

Let us know if you are experiencing difficulties. All information is treated with the strictest confidence.

Healthworks, 1 Clifton Street,  FY1 1JD

  • EPEC Being a Parent     Wednesday 9.45-11.45 (excl half term)     21/09/2022- 30/11/2022
  • Safeguarding for Parents     Wednesday 1.00-3.00 (excl half term)     21/09/2022- 30/11/2022

@The Grange, 2a Dinmore Ave, FY3 7RW

  • Safeguarding for Parents     Wednesday 9.30-11.30 (excl half term)     21/09/2022- 30/11/2022

Westminster Primary Academy,  Westminster Road, FY1 2QE

  • Caring for Babies and Toddlers     Wednesday 1.00-3.00 (excl half term)     21/09/2022- 30/11/2022

St Cuthbert’s, Lightwood Ave, FY4 2AU

  • EPEC Being a Parent     Thursday 9.45-11.45 (excl half term)     22/09/2022- 01/12/2022

The Local Authority and the local NHS Trust have jointly funded a ‘Health, Social Care, Childcare and Community Directory for the Fylde Coast’.

The link for this directory is:

There is a new project at Blackpool Carers Centre and through this new project they aim to support carers affected by a loved one’s problematic substance use, providing them with information around substances, addiction and recovery, time and space to discuss the impact of their caring role and opportunities for respite and peer support.

Please use the above contact information should you feel you or any loved ones would benefit from this project.



Please click the icon below for a guide to booking family train tickets, ways you can save money on train tickets and child fare information.


DadMail from Blackpool Better Start

Their September newsletter can be found here.

Parenting with a mental health problem

The following link explains difficulties you may face as a parent with a mental health problem, support available and suggestions on how to help yourself and your children – please click here.

Togetherall is an award-winning digital mental health service available at

Here are some courses available with Togetherall

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Young Minds offer three different services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25. Here, you can find out more information about things such as their Parents Helpline, Webchat and Email service.​

Call for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.

1/ You’ll get through to a trained adviser who will listen and talk through your concerns in complete confidence

2/ Your adviser will help you to understand your child’s behaviour and give you practical advice on what to do next

3/ If you need further help, they’ll arrange for one of our independent, experienced professionals to call you for a 50-minute telephone consultation within seven days

We also have a webchat and email service if that is more convenient for you.

Parents’ Toolkit: SEND

BBC Bitesize have put together this guidance for parents/carers of children with SEND in understanding supporting their children at home.